The National Restaurant Association announced the recipients of its 2015 Kitchen Innovations (KI) Awards. The 23 selected innovations specifically address: water waste reduction and enhanced energy efficiency, increased safety and sanitation, cross-functionality, faster cook-up times, space constraints — even ergonomics and smart technology that learns and adapts to various conditions.

The 2015 Kitchen Innovations Award recipients are:

  • Foodwaste Reduction System by Champion Industries, Inc.
  • FryerGate by Dagda Technologies, Inc.
  • FlexTech Advanced Food Holding Platform by Duke Manufacturing Co.
  • Syncra Total Hand Hygiene System by Ecolab
  • Titan Max-Cut by Edlund Company LLC
  • EnviroPure Ozone Recirculation System by EnviroPure Systems, Inc.
  • EVent Ductless Downdraft Ventilation Cooking Station by Evo, Inc.
  • Franke Air Purification System (APS300)
  • FilterQuick with Oil Quality Sensor by Frymaster (Manitowoc Foodservice)
  • Longitudinal Modular Salamander/Cheesemelter/
    Shelving System by Hestan Commercial Corporation
  • Tri-Ferrous French Top with Maximum Center Temperature & Gradient by Hestan Commercial Corporation
  • FT1000 Flight-Type Dish Machine by Hobart
  • Water Conditioners by HydroFlow U.S.A. / Genuine Energy Solutions
  • Ice Link by Ice Link, Inc.
  • Merrychef eikon e4s with Panini Grill by Manitowoc Foodservice
  • R290 Glycol Ice and Heat Sauté Station by The
    Montague Company
  • M360 Oven by Ovention, Inc.
  • SelfCookingCenter 5 Senses by RATIONAL USA
  • Coffee Art C HC by Schaerer Ltd.
  • Sanisteel Anti-Bacterial Slip-Resistant Flooring by ThermalRite
  • Hydrocarbon (R290) Natural Refrigerant Reach-In Refrigerators/Freezers by True Food Service Equipment, Inc.
  • KODIAK Planetary Mixer by Varimixer
  • Seal-A-Cup Cup Sealing System by Wilpack Packaging